Klaus Dieter W. has been imprisoned for a really long time. Right now he’s not a regular prisoner, but in „Sicherungsverwahrung“, a programme for people whose detention time is officially over but still are deemed dangerous for society.
But Mr. W. will get out of prison some day eventually. Being in retirement age but having spent most of his working life in prison he ist facing the harsh reality of a pension that leads straight to poverty.
There are somewhat regular jobs in prison but German law allows to undercut minimum wage in prisons and other institutions such as workshops for people with disabilities which leads to an hourly pay of around 2-3 Euros.
Mr. W. and other inmates filed a lawsuit – and were given right in first instance. Anonymous Portrait for FAS.